Beatlemania rocked and rolled at a Pennsylvania auction, where a 1964 Beatles Fan pinback button sold for $95. Other rare collectibles featuring the Fab Four are pictured with prices in Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles February 2014 newsletter. Collectors love Snow Babies--they’re winter fun frozen in bisque with grout shavings that imitate “snow.” Some of the best topped $1,000 at a recent doll auction in New York City. Examples are pictured in the February issue. And learn about furniture designer Paul Evans, a pioneer in fusing metalwork technology and sculptural modern furniture. See pictures, descriptions and prices of Evans tables and cabinets that sold at a New Jersey auction, where prices peaked at $37,500 for a “patchwork” cabinet made of copper, bronze, pewter and enameled steel.
Kovels’ February newsletter also reports on early Tiffany silver flatware. Nearly 30 classic pieces of Tiffany flatware designed in the 19th century sold at a New Orleans auction, where a two-piece fish set sold for $492 and a sauce ladle went for $184. And Kovels’ on Antiques and Collectibles newsletter continues to celebrate its 40th year of publication with a sale report featuring colorful art glass cruets and how their prices have changed since 1975. New Uses for Old Stuff pictures jewelry made from vintage silver forks and spoons. February’s Dictionary of Marks lists American makers of dinnerware. The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery has answers to readers’ questions about an Indian motorcycle advertising sign, Felix the Cat doll, Jacobean style chair, and a jardiniere and pedestal stand. The Buyer’s Price Guide has current prices of 50 antiques and collectibles and also looks back to its counterpart from February 1975.
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